purple willow

noun

Definition of purple willow

: a Eurasian osier willow (Salix purpurea) having a bark rich in tannin and salicin

called also purple osier

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“Purple willow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purple%20willow. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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